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2006-Mar-06

Brain Awareness Lectures by Dr. Carl Cotman, April 6 & 7, 2006

The Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience presents..... BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK PUBLIC LECTURE AND RESEARCH SEMINAR

by Dr. Carl Cotman, PhD
Professor, University of California,
Departments of Neurobiology and Behavior at the School of Biological Sciences and Neurology in the College of Medicine, Director of the UC Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia

1. PUBLIC LECTURE - Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 7:00-8:00PM

"Strategies for delaying cognitive decline with age and Alzheimer's Disease".

Samuel Cohen Auditorium,
St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre
351 Tache Avenue
Reception to follow in the Atrium

2. RESEARCH SEMINAR - Friday, April 7, 2006 at 12:00-1:00PM

"Mechanisms underlying early neuronal dysfunction during brain aging: Amyloid and pro-inflammatory cytokines suppress BDNF signal transduction."

Theatre C
2nd floor, Basic Medical Sciences Building
University of Manitoba
730 William Avenue
Bannatyne Campus

Reception, Non-profit booths and neuroscience poster displays to follow in the Brodie Centre Atrium.

**All are welcome to attend these FREE lectures

Dr. Cotman is a Professor at the University of California in the Departments of Neurobiology and Behavior at the School of Biological Sciences; and Neurology in the College of Medicine. He is also Director at the University of California Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, a multi-disciplinary research effort combining basic science and clinical research in the areas of neurology, molecular biology, neurobiology and biochemistry. His landmark studies at UCI since 1968 have advanced the understanding of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other age-related disorders, and his recent research on exercise and antioxidants has led to the development of strategies to promote successful brain aging. Due to his outstanding achievements and work, Dr. Cotman is a 2004 UCI Medal recipient which is The University of California, Irvine's highest honor. This award is in recognition of excellent support for the university's mission of teaching, research and public service. He has published over 671 papers and 7 books to date.

Seminar notice available for posting at
http://www.sfn-manitoba.ca/baw2006/BAW2006poster.pdf

For further information about BAW or the Winnipeg Chapter SFN contact Sharon McCartney 789-3770 or visit our website at http://www.sfn-manitoba.ca/baw/.

Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience
c/o Dept. of Physiology - Spinal Cord Research Centre Office Room 436 BMSB - 730 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7
Tel 789-3761 Fax 789-3930
E-mail wcsn@scrc.umanitoba.ca
Website http://www.sfn-manitoba.ca

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